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Old 12th September 2012
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Hey guys. I'm looking into purchasing a few new boom mic stands. What is your favorite boom/base combo? Are you a round base guy or a tripod guy? I see lots of people using Atlas and K&M. Any thoughts on those? What seems to be the most popular combo? Thanks!

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Hey guys. I'm looking into purchasing a few new boom mic stands. What is your favorite boom/base combo? Are you a round base guy or a tripod guy? I see lots of people using Atlas and K&M. Any thoughts on those? What seems to be the most popular combo? Thanks!

-Owen
We have a variety of brands. Atlas are OK, but not for anything heavy. K&M are wonderful, but pricier. Very stable. And we have a couple Latch-Lake stands that are simply wonderful but are quite expensive. It sorta depends on your needs: For miking a drum kit, the Atlas and K&M are fine (the latter for OHs). If you need real stability and/or height—or you've got a vintage 47 you're scared to put on something less-than-optimal—I'd opt for the Latch-Lake. Best of luck.
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We have a variety of brands. Atlas are OK, but not for anything heavy. K&M are wonderful, but pricier. Very stable. And we have a couple Latch-Lake stands that are simply wonderful but are quite expensive. It sorta depends on your needs: For miking a drum kit, the Atlas and K&M are fine (the latter for OHs). If you need real stability and/or height—or you've got a vintage 47 you're scared to put on something less-than-optimal—I'd opt for the Latch-Lake. Best of luck.

Thanks man. How much better are the Latch Lake's over the Atlas SB36W's? Is it really worth double the price?
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Thanks man. How much better are the Latch Lake's over the Atlas SB36W's? Is it really worth double the price?
Haven't used the Latch Lakes (which I've only heard great things about), but have a bunch of the heavy duty Atlas booms (even just the SB11WE), and they are really good. They don't budge - I'll setup a heavy ribbon or LDC at full extension on an OH, and it'll stay in place for however long the session lasts (i've had it hanging for at least 3 weeks without slipping even slightly). I'm sure the Latch Lakes are among the ultimate, but if you don't have the budget yet, the Atlas will do more than fine.
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